For local beach lovers, October is the most wonderful time of the year. The crowds and jellyfish are gone and most days are pleasantly warm.
Upper 70s to low 80s during the day. 60s at night. Mostly sunny.
Coligny Beach. This beautiful stretch of sand is off limits for most locals Memorial Day through Labor Day. Now that many of the visitors have gone home, rediscover this local gem. The water and sand quality are fantastic for swimming, sunbathing and biking, and there are plenty of tidal pools for the kids. Many great shops and restaurants are just a short walk away. There is a reason so many tourists hang out here.
ANIMALS ON THE BEACH
The tighter leash restrictions ended Sept. 30. Just two rules remain through Memorial Day:
1). Pets must be on leash or under positive voice control at all times.
2). You must clean up after your pet.
WHAT TO WEAR
WHAT TO BRING
WHAT TO DRINK
Beer isn’t allowed on the beach. But if it were (or if we were among those who discreetly enjoy it with a koozie) these would be our top picks for October. All are available locally in a can to optimize your drinking experience.
1. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale: This American IPA was recently named best India Pale Ale in the world by RateBeer.com. Best enjoyed while reading Ernest Hemingway’s “Big Two-Hearted River.”
2. Wicked Weed Lunatic Blonde: Say what you will about our friends over in Asheville. They know how to brew good beer. This Belgian Pale Ale is light, interesting and tastes fantastic in a wet swimsuit.
3. Southbound Shakedown Street: An interesting take on a French Saison from this up-and-coming Savannah brewery. It’s a light and refreshing beer, best enjoyed on a warm afternoon in the sun.